Nash Grier: Vine Famous Misogynist

By Emma DiMaio, Staff Writer

It’s always been a strange mystery as to how Vine famous people all know each other. In one post you may see Nicholas Megalis rapping by himself and then next you may see him doing a mash-up with Brittany Furlan, Jerome Jarre and Marcus Johns. But there are two Viners in particular that have sparked immense controversy among their young female based fandom.

High school sophomore Nash Grier and 19 year-old Cameron Dallas, after gaining fantastic success as if overnight on Vine, teamed up with their friend Jason Caylen, a YouTube star, to create a YouTube video, “What Guys Look For In Girls” with the description under the video originally saying “Just telling the truth. I assume if you’re mad, its because you’re fat and hairy like bigfoot! :)” The video goes on for almost 10 painful minutes of the three telling what girls “should” or “must” have. “Entertain me! Entertain me! Don’t be boring!” is what they start their opinions with but they soon start to get into the fragile topic of looks. In this day in age, when society is penalized for making girls as self conscious as they are, these 3 headed into dangerous waters by posting this video that basically said, “Be yourself! But be yourself like this: …”

They contradict themselves saying that the “natural look” is attractive but “a little makeup is okay.” They then go on for another 3 minutes about hair implying that “peach fuzz” and other types of natural hair on women is “gross.” “But in a video where young men insist that they want girls with “natural” hair but then state that they prefer “brunettes,” it’s easy to see how professed double standards applied to young women can leave them feeling frustrated and angry,” as one commenter user put it.They go on to say what looks would send them running for the hills, which were very common looks. Comments starting poring in immediately demanding an apology video or for this to be taken down. Since the video was posted on Nash Grier’s account, he responded with a comment that read “…we are untitled to our personal onion…” The spelling errors didn’t really get him far so he tried a new approach: “if ur hatin, its probably cuz ur fat and hairy 🙂 #justsayin” Personally, it would seem that these 3 boys would be irrelevant, I mean they’re practically the same age as us, right? It seems what they don’t realize is the power that they possess, the demographic they inspire and influence and how fragile a girl’s self esteem is in this day in age. It was even stranger for Nash to post this kind of video, being that he uses his blonde, blue eyed baby sister in his vines to obtain millions of likes and re-vines. You’d think someone who would want their sister to emulate them wouldn’t post such a negative video for girls.

Other YouTube users took advantage of their internet popularity to stand up for those whose comments got lost in the sea of thousands posted each day. Savannah Brown, a fashion and beauty YouTuber, released what she called “What Guys Look For In Girls – A Slam Poem”. She passioniately recites:

And I don’t care whether it’s your gender, your looks, your weight, your skin or where your love lies.

None of that matters because standards don’t define you!

You don’t live to meet credentials established by a madman!

You’re a damn treasure whether you wanna believe it or not!

And maybe that’s what everyone should start looking for…

inveighs, “And I don’t care whether it’s your gender, your looks, your weight, your skin or where your love lies.

None of that matters because standards don’t define you!

You don’t live to meet credentials established by a madman!

You’re a damn treasure whether you wanna believe it or not!

And maybe that’s what everyone should start looking for…

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